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Spring Quarter 2008 PSC 140 Study Guide for Exam 1 Introduction What is developmental psychology? Why should we study development? Themes in the study of developmental psychology - Nature vs. nurture - The active child: How do children shape their own development? - Continuous vs. discontinuous development - Mechanisms of developmental change - Societal and cultural impacts - Individual differences - Research and children’s well-being History of child development - Early philosophers approaches to development (Plato, Aristotle, Locke) - Early research studies (Earl of Shaftsberry) Developmental research The Scientific method - Basic steps - Reliability - Validity Methods for collecting data - Self-reports/interviews - Reports by others (parents, siblings, teachers, etc.) - Observations o structured observation o naturalistic observation Research designs - Correlational (associations between variables; making predictions; third variable problem) - Experimental o o Control group vs. experimental group
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This note was uploaded on 09/13/2010 for the course PSC 140 taught by Professor Lagatutta during the Fall '08 term at UC Davis.

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